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$0 to $1,000 in a Day: How to Create a Community That Keeps Buying and Buying From You

Ecommerce pro Trevor Chapman shares a secret that doesn't take a lot of work but yields huge results.<p>When it comes to handling customers, ecommerce expert Trevor Chapman says business owners have a tendency to “slash and burn,” meaning they think of purchases as simply a transaction, rather than …

25 must-see under-the-radar summer movies

25 must-see under-the-radar summer movies

How to spot a perfect fake: the world’s top art forgery detective

Forgeries have got so good – and so costly – that Sotheby’s has brought in its own in-house fraud-busting expert. By Samanth Subramanian<p>The unravelling of a string of shocking old master forgeries began in the winter of 2015, when French police appeared at a gallery in Aix-en-Provence and seized a …

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MIT's Mind-Blowing Solutions to the 9 Hardest Startup Problems

Deciding how big you want the company to be and change its strategy, organization, and processes while sustaining the culture.<p>If you aspire to be a successful startup leader, it helps to know how to solve the toughest challenges you'll face.<p>When I was a graduate student at MIT, professors …

Watch: David Fincher Hijacked Your Eyes and You Never Even Noticed

Good luck seeing the world the same way again.<p>Who's to say where, in the creation of an artistic work, the <i>work</i> comes in? In film, we find that some …

5 Reasons Your Film Isn’t Getting Funded

Avoiding these common pitfalls could help your film get made.<p>After spending five years producing my first film <i>Amanda Knox</i>, I decided to do an MBA at …

How to Focus Stack with Thomas Heaton

Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton has been releasing one hit after another on his Youtube channel lately and his newest video is one of my …

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The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the reviews aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top film from each year's list, starting with 2000 and including the best film of 2017.<p>…

Watch: How to Edit an Epic Car Chase like the Ones in 'Baby Driver'

Want to include a heart-pumping, high octane car chase in your film? Then you might want to take a look at this editing breakdown of Edgar Wright's …

The 5 best new cameras for travelers

For travelers who are serious about their photos, smartphone snaps just don’t cut it—no matter how good the latest iPhone camera may be.<p>It’s almost …

Three Emotional Movie Scenes That Used Brilliant Visual Tricks

It’s easy for films to make us feel sad or happy by showing us a character be sad or happy. We project our own emotions onto the screen, using what …

10 top UI trends for 2017

<i>At</i> <i>Generate San Francisco</i> <i>on 9 June, Aaron Gustafson will demonstrate how interfaces can smartly morph to meet their users’ needs — slow connections,</i> …

17 Photos of the Most Eerie Abandoned Sites in the World

And in some cases, actually haunted.<p>From vacant theme parks to deserted sanatoriums, these places manage to be both haunting and strangely beautiful at the same time.

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11 Must-Watch TED Talks That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Spend a little time watching these talks now and you'll save a lot of time in the long run.<p>You know the old saying, "It takes money to make money." Well, the same can be said of time.<p>Sure, you'll spend somewhere between five and 20 minutes not working while you watch the TED talks below, but each …

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a …

Millions still in the bank, GoZoomo shuts shop, returns VC money. The whole story.

GoZoomo co-founders Arnav Kumar, Himangshu Jyoti Hazarika, and Ankit Behera. Photo credit: GoZoomo.This is rare among Indian startups.A two-year-old …

Secrets of the 1 Percent (Shhhh!)

10 Secrets of the Capitalist Class, or the "1 Percent"<p>Updated October 27, 2016<p>01<p>10 Secrets of the Capitalist Class<p>As you learned in Class in the …

11 Examples of Experiential Marketing Campaigns That'll Give You Serious Event Envy

Work events are really hit or miss. Let's be honest: How many times have you found yourself anxiously fidgeting with a paper napkin in the corner of …

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The 10 most valuable career skills you can acquire in your spare time

In other words, they evaluated a ton of different skills that companies look for in their job postings and then evaluated how much higher those jobs paid on average than similar jobs that <i>didn't</i> include those skills.<p>For example, a lab technician job that includes a requirement for the "data …

LinkedIn’s Top Three Secrets To Getting Hired In 2016

LinkedIn’s Eddie Vivas has a front-row seat to the changes reshaping the job market. Here’s what he says you need to know.<p>Pop quiz: How many companies were looking for people with a background in cloud computing in 2014? So few that it didn’t even make LinkedIn’s list of the most sought-after job …

Funding Bounty: 10 startup funding really big this week [04 July – 10 July]

10 startup funding really big this week<p>Share7<p>Tweet<p>Share7<p>+13<p>Shares 17<p>This week, BookMyShow raised Rs 550 crore from Stripes Group and others. CureFit, …

38 stunning poster designs to inspire you

Poster design is a seductive field, giving designers and artists a blank canvas to provoke and inspire. Posters sometimes go wrong, as we have seen, …

5 Success lessons from Sean Parker – “Billionaire Boy Genius” for entrepreneurs

Share10<p>Tweet<p>Share4<p>+12<p>Shares 16<p>Sean Parker has never done things the normal way. He co-founded Napster, became the first president of Facebook, now …

Let This Adventurous Couple Inspire You To Chase Your Travel Dreams

“This story is about choosing exactly the life you want to live, and running towards it,” Amy Seder writes on Away Lands — the travel/videography blog she shares with her boyfriend, Brandon Burkley. It’s an introduction to a site full of stunning images taken throughout Southeast Asia, Spain, …

If you want to get a bigger salary and expand your skill set, this is the programming language you should learn

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Shutterstock Coding is cool. We don't know how it happened, but in 2015 it's a fact. Even Chris Bosh, arguably a top ten forward in the …

The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data …

Detailed Poster Shows Everything Taken on Apollo 11

July 20 marks the 47th anniversary of the moon landing, so what better way to celebrate than with an <i>Apollo 11</i>-themed poster? Inspired by a trip to …